Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Minnesota Transit Constructors Inc.
Penalty: 
$4,600,000
Year: 
2011
Date: 
August 24, 2011
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Minnesota Transit Constructors Inc., a joint venture comprised of Granite Construction, C.S. McCrossan Inc. and Parsons Transportation Group, as well as a number of subcontractors, agreed to pay the United States $4.6 million to resolve allegations that they knowingly submitted false claims related to a federally-funded transit construction project in Minneapolis. The United States had alleged that the companies falsely claimed that they had used Disadvantaged Business Enterprises for part of the work on the project when they had not.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Justice Department Civil Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Minnesota
Facility City: 
Minneapolis
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Parent company note: 
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